What we do
The Office of Sustainability (OOS) works with partners around the city to improve quality of life in all of Philadelphia neighborhoods through addressing environmental justice, reducing the city’s carbon emissions, and preparing Philadelphia for a hotter and wetter future.
- The Environmental Justice team advances environmental justice through education, policy advising, directly resourcing frontline communities, and supporting the resident-led Environmental Justice Advisory Commission.
- The Climate Solutions team advances Philadelphia’s citywide equitable clean energy transition to meet climate goals through building energy benchmarking and performance policies and is developing an energy poverty alleviation strategy through philanthropic support and Inflation Reduction Act funding opportunities.
- The Municipal Energy Office reduces the City’s carbon footprint through strategic management of its energy portfolio by reducing energy use, using smart procurement, and increasing the use of renewable sources.
- The Office of Climate Resilience communicates climate risk and develops programs, policies, and place-based strategies that reduce risk, protect residents, address historic injustice, and improve quality of life.